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Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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Fun and relaxing

We found for the price ..the history ride was awesome..cool to learn and relax with a drink in your... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Bloomington, Indiana
via mobile
Wonderful experience

Evening dinner cruise on a paddle wheel boat on the Ohio River. Good food and good service. A... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Lewis B
Blountville, Tennessee
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Spirit of Jefferson, offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“dinner cruise” (38 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (20 reviews)
“engine room” (15 reviews)
401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
+1 502-574-2992
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We found for the price ..the history ride was awesome..cool to learn and relax with a drink in your hand on the water...will be trying the dinner cruise next time.

Thank Clintames
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Evening dinner cruise on a paddle wheel boat on the Ohio River. Good food and good service. A wonderful night to enjoy the river sights.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

When reviewing, please specify which boat you went on - the Spirit of Jefferson or the Belle of Louisville. They are both included as you can see by the title here on TripAdvisor.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Glad we did this steamboat cruise. We chose the lunch cruise, which was nice. Seating was a little tight, but it's an old ship. Very enjoyable cruise and nice to be able to wander around, including the boiler room. That was great!

Thank Lou_Wii
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Nice boat ride along the Ohio River. The buffet was good, and there was enough food for sure. There was music with a DJ and a small dance floor, though it was mostly the small kids on it. Full service bar on the boat was...More

Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I took an excursion down the Ohio River on this old iconic steamboat, The Belle of Louisville. There was ample seating, whether you wanted to be outdoors on a deck or indoors in a covered area. The old wooden floors of the boat show the...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly, the "entertainment" is family friendly, the ship is beautiful and very well maintained and the buffet is plentiful. I paid $33 with the Trolley Tour ticket discount for the lunch cruise with buffet.

Thank Chantaye A
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We did the dinner cruise. The buffet was not bad, certainly plenty available. We expected a more interesting description of history along the way. It was more of a dj party with the mc spinning anything from 50s tunes to hip hop. And making lame...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing afternoon cruise on the river. Interesting sights and historical facts, lunch buffet was a nice surprise. The sound of the paddle wheel is hypnotic in the afternoon sun. I would definitely recommend this attraction.

Thank Bart A
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The food onboard the Spirit of Jefferson dinner cruise was average buffet food. It had little taste but I didnt have high expectations for the quality so it wasnt too big of a disappointment. It filled us up and was tolerable. The redeeming part of...More

Thank ConfederateMike
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Mark T
4 July 2017|
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Response from pacuthbertson | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know but contact the company and I'm sure they can advise you
12 June 2017|
Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do have a evening cruise that boards at 8pm and cruises 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is just a sightseeing cruise with concessions and bar available for purchase. There will be fireworks that evening however we do not guarantee... More
6 March 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson offer lunch and dinner cruises and the Belle offers a brunch cruise from June- October on Sundays. You have the option of purchasing a ticket with the meal or a ticket... More